Chief Executive Officer of State Transport Company (STC) and communication member of the ruling NPP, Nana Akomea has said that any politician who makes fake promises just to win power is not a serious individual.
According to him, he will find difficulty believing that any politician is worth his salt with just mount platforms to lie to the people for their votes.
He said while campaigning, they believe genuinely in the promises they make to address challenges faced by the people.
However, after taking over office and the demands of the government across sectors sometimes overwhelm the government hence its failure to fulfil some of the promises it makes to the people.
“For a politician to mount a platform and make promises when he knows in his heart of hearts that he’s lying to the people that are difficult for me to comprehend. I’ve mounted platforms at rallies and meetings and I have promised people, all those times I know that whatever I’m telling the people when I’m given the mandate I will do something about it. There’s a genuine belief that when I come to power I will do something about it. I won’t say anything fake just so the people vote for me.
He continued “It will be very difficult for me to accept the fact that a serious politician will say he’s intentionally throwing dust into the eyes of the people. I feel that whatever politicians say, it’s a genuine desire especially to address challenges facing the people. Just that when you come to power… As of today, the taxes on petrol are higher. When NDC came to power in 2009, after all the noise with the CJA against President Kufour fuel prices went up. When they came from 2009 to 2016, they increased the taxes 146 today it’s 190. The government says it’s coming to remove some but there is still some there. Today, the fiscal space is now tight and borrowing is very difficult so removing the taxes will be very difficult”.
When you come into office and the reality catches up with you it constrains you. But when you are on a campaign platform and you are telling the people what you intend to do, you feel that whatever you are saying is genuinely from the heart. It will be difficult for me to accept that a politician knows there is nothing that can be done about a situation but will just lie to the people just for vote,” he said on Accra-based Peace FM.